April 6, 2008

The Winners' Bags - April 6, 2008

Johnson Wagner at the Shell Houston Open, Lorena Ochoa at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and Mark Wiebe at the Cap Cana Championship

One of the big questions regarding Lorena Ochoa's signing of an equipment deal with Ping last year was the requirement she use a Ping putter in 2008,instead of the Odyssey Tri-Hot 2 she had been so successful with. But after watching Ochoa pour in putt after putt in winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship, all such concerns should be put to rest. Johnson Wagner, meanwhile, found Titleist's ZB forged blade irons -- which he switched to earlier this season -- to his liking in his first PGA Tour win at the Shell Houston Open. Mark Wiebe, however, won at Cap Cana on the Champions Tour with some older bats, including Cleveland's Launcher Comp driver -- a model that is three generations old.

Johnson Wagner

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: Titleist 905R, 8.5 degrees

3-wood: Titleist 904F, 13 degrees

Hybrid club: Adams Idea Pro. 18 degrees

Irons (3-9): Titleist ZB; (PW): Titleist Vokey

Wedges: Titleist Vokey (54 degrees); Titleist Vokey Spin Milled (60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Prototype

Lorena Ochoa

Ball: Callaway Tour i

Driver: Ping Rapture, 7.5 degrees

3-wood: Ping G10, 15.5 degrees

5-wood: Ping Rapture, 17.5 degrees

Hybrid club: Ping Rapture, 21 degrees

Irons (4-PW): Ping S58

Wedges: Ping Tour (50, 56 degrees)

Putter: Ping Redwood ZB

Mark Wiebe

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: Cleveland Launcher Comp, 9.5 degrees

3-wood: Cleveland Launcher, 13 degrees

Hybrid club: Adams Idea Pro. 18 degrees

Irons (3-PW): TaylorMade r7

Wedges: Cleveland CG 10 (54, 60 degrees)

Putter: Yes! C-Groove Natalie Belly